Sustainable School Travel & School Travel Plans

   Polar Bear Image with CarbonChallenge Travel text                It is the vision of Devon County Council that every child should be able to travel to school in a healthy, sustainable and safe way.  By working together and developing an achievable Travel Plan for your school we can help to achieve this.  Since 2000, over 99% of schools in Devon have developed School Travel Plans and benefited from the grants available.  Schools throughout Devon have developed Travel Plans, to improve children's health and the school environment.    This is not so for many children and travelling to school by car has nearly doubled since 1985.  Children are getting less exercise and congestion outside schools is a serious problem.  

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What's new?

Devon is the place to do it!

Devon is a fantastic place to be active and we hope that all our schools will welcome this local initiative to encourage young people of all abilities to find a sport or activity that they really enjoy. If your school does anything that you would like publicity for please do let us know!


Bikeability cycle training

Bikeability is available, free of charge, for all schools in Devon (excluding Torbay and Plymouth) through Devon County Council. Bikeability is intended to be accessbile for all children and all schools - inlduding academies and special schools. For more information please go to

School Travel EcoCheck

Follow the link to your school's own up to date school travel data based on your annual school census return. Individualised graphs and graphics to use as part of you School Travel Plan in class or with parents and governors.

Save time, money and reduce congestion outside your school.

See how a number of Devon schools have  promoted Car Sharing very successfully to the benefit of the whole school community. Our new Car Sharing DVD, has interviews, ideas and resources. If you are interested in encouraging car sharing contact us ( see top right hand side of page) or follow this link

Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy

Contact Us

Sustainable and Safer Travel Field Workers
Devon Drivers' Centre
Clyst St Mary


0845 155 1004

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